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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday November 14th, 2012 with Stephen Neale
Mirwood Soul

The Mirwood music machine: - Producer and Songwriter - Fred Smith - Arranger - James Carmichael - Songwriter - Sherlie Matthews Various tracks from 1966 through to 1968.
Harlem Shuffle
Bob and Earl (Earl Nelson, who turned into Jackie Lee) - Single - Marc
Bob and Earl as a recording group were, in total, three people. Earl was the constant: Earl Nelson and there were two Bobs: The original Bob - Bobby Byrd, who left in 1960 and the second Bob, Bobby Relf joined with Earl, in 1962, to continue the Bob and Earl story, eventually recording, in 1963, the 'Harlem Shuffle' (which was arranged by Barry White). But, Earl, was also Jackie Lee and recorded 'The Duck' a single that gave Mirwood its first big hit.
The Duck
Jackie Lee - Single - Mirwood
Oh, My Darlin
Jackie Lee - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Whether it is Right or Wrong
Jackie Lee and Delores Hall - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
My Little Girl
Bobby Garrett (also known as Bob Relf of Bob and Earl) - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Ooh Honey Baby
Earl Cosby (who was Earl Nelson who was also Jackie Lee) - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Mirwood's first hit was the Jackie Lee number - The Duck - which was about a dance step. As labels often do, they try to replicate that initial success with similar songs or song themes. Mirwood released a series of numbers about dances and dancing. Here are three...
That Beatin' Rhythm
Richard Temple - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Baby, Do the Philly Dog
The Olympics - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Do the Temptation Walk
Jackie Lee - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
While never really recreating the success that was The Duck, Mirwood still produced a fair number of soul gems...
I Can't Get Away
Bobby Garrett - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Don't Pretend
The Belles - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Now That I Found You Baby
The Mirettes - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Just Trying to Please You
Jimmy Thomas - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Anything You Want aka Any Way You Want
Jackie Lee - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood
Baby, Your Time is My Time
Bob and Earl - The Mirwood Soul Story - Mirwood